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May is Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental health stigma refers to the negative attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes that society holds about individuals who experience mental health conditions. It is a form of social discrimination and prejudice that can lead to various negative consequences for those affected by mental health issues.

Our goal is to change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illnesses by encouraging people to talk about them.​

Mental health conditions are more prevalent than heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, migraines, osteoporosis and asthma, yet misconception and misinformation have left many people with mental health disorders afraid to talk about their experiences or to seek help.

Follow our Facebook page – CTBHcare during the month of May to learn mental health facts.

YOU can be the one that helps.

Friends and family can be important influences to help someone get the treatment and services they need by:

  • Reaching out and letting them know you are available to help
  • Helping them access mental health services
  • Help them learn self-care and coping techniques
  • Learning and sharing facts about mental health
  • Treating them with respect
  • Refusing to define them by their diagnosis

Our Services

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Mental Health & Addiction Services

We provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to meet your individual needs and goals.

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Domestic Violence &
Victim Advocacy

We offer safe shelter, counseling, support and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence.



We provide counseling and support services for children and families.



We offer a wide variety of Supportive & Supervised housing services for our clients.

Clinic Phone Numbers

Ansonia Main Office: (203) 736-2601
Branford Main Office: (203) 483-2630
Derby Children’s Clinic Main Office: (203) 954-0543

About Us

BHcare is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. We offer a comprehensive and integrated system of care, with wrap-around services for adults, children and families struggling with mental health, substance use, domestic violence, and other health-risk behaviors.

BHcare is designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. BHcare is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

The BHcare family of programs includes: BHcare Valley and Shoreline Clinics, The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS), Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC), Hope Family Justice Center, and Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (APW).

Other Resources

BHcare offers a clothing bank and a thrift store and donation center.


“The Umbrella brings hope to many hopeless women like me. I am a living witness. I will always remember what they did for me and will always pay it forward.” - Domestic Violence Survivor

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